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Duke Recruiting: A Surprise Commitment!

As Duke gets a guard for 2018

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DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 29: The Cameron Crazies cheer during the game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Michigan State Spartans at Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 29, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina.
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Jordan Goldwire, a 6-2 point guard, tweeted Monday that he has committed to Duke.

He’ll join Alex O’ Connell to give Duke an occasional all-Georgia backcourt.

If you want an analogous player, think Tyler Thornton: he was recruited to Duke as insurance for Kyrie Irving.

In today’s system, he’s a program guy as opposed to a one-and-done.

Duke hasn’t signed top target Trevon Duval yet but Goldwire is clear about his early role: "They didn't promise me anything," Goldwire told ESPN. “They said they needed another ball handler who would be able to run the second group. It's a great opportunity for me."

That’s probably more or less what Thornton heard too. Of course he became much, much more than that.

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